Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
Thursday 27th of January 2022 | Posted In: Compliance

ESOS Phase 3 is upon us

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is compulsory for those businesses who:

  • Employ 250 people or more;
  • OR, have a turnover of at least €50m AND a balance sheet > €43m (Euros not £);
  • Or both the above.

The Scheme is now in the period in which energy data is valid for ESOS Phase 3 assessments

Critical dates to note:

  • Qualification date 31 Dec 2022, the date on which an organisation is judged to qualify or not, based on its size and financial metrics; also, the 12-month period of data presented in the report must cover this date, so must begin no earlier than 01 Jan 2022 – which has now passed.
  • Compliance deadline 05 Dec 2023, by which all reports must be submitted to EA.

ESOS customers are encouraged to begin keeping full records of their relevant energy data now (electricity, solar, gas, oil, fuels, vehicle fuel), in order to be ready to submit a year's worth to the EA by 05 Dec 2023. Meanwhile, we can conduct your ESOS Audit, which will refer to any 12-month period of data that falls between 06 Dec 2019 and now, so please don't delay signing up to get ahead of the curve.

You can call our team on 024 7669 6512 for help getting prepared and to avoid any potential fines by starting the compliance process now. Please have to hand details of your company, your turnover, number of employees, the type of energy you use, and approximately how much energy you use a year.